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Procurement for Social Value Suppliers – July Cohort Session 1

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Social procurement is emerging across Canada as a powerful tool for building healthy communities. Buy Social Canada offers the SUPER Project (Social Procurement Supplier Readiness) tools, resources, and training to help social enterprises and social value suppliers respond to the growing demand for social value in purchasing. Social value suppliers will be able to learn the skills needed to access procurement opportunities and contracts that provide the revenue to increase their social value creation.

Reach your procurement potential with the Buy Social Canada ‘Procurement for Social Value Suppliers’ workshop. This four-week, in-depth training will teach social value suppliers about the intricacies of procurement and the skills to access growing demand for social value in procurement.

‘Procurement for Social Value Suppliers’ is a hands-on learning experience where you will finish the program with foundational tools to bid for contracts. Topics that will be covered include finding opportunities, responding to bids and telling your social value story. Each week will comprise of a two-hour session hosted online.

Participants will also receive a customized one-on-one coaching session to help reach your social procurement market access potential.

The SUPER Project (Social Procurement Supplier Readiness) is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program.

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SEWF 2021

Icon of a globe on a galactic background with text: "28-29 September. Our flagship annual forum is the event for the global social enterprise community. Join SEWF 2021 to connect with thousands of leading social entrepreneurs, access world-class content and be part of the world’s largest social enterprise conversation."Designed by and for social enterprises, SEWF 2021 will champion the potential of social enterprises – small and large, rural and urban – to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development.

With a spotlight on Canada, the two-day programme will feature keynotes and plenaries with live Q&A, online networking and a virtual marketplace giving you the opportunity to connect, learn and be inspired. Speakers will include leading social entrepreneurs and changemakers from across the world with over 3,000 participants from over 70 countries.

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Indigenous Women Leaders and the Economics of Abundance

Indigenous Women Leaders and the Economics of Abundance7pm Atlantic Time

In Celebration of the 1st Anniversary of Coady Institute’s Circle of Abundance

To mark the one-year anniversary of Coady Institute’s Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership, we invite you to join us for a discussion and celebration focusing on Indigenous Women Leaders and the Economics of Abundance.

One year ago, we embarked on a journey to enhance support for Indigenous women leaders. This became the Circle of Abundance. With guidance and leadership from Indigenous graduates, staff, mentors, and Elders, we designed and facilitated new leadership programs, nurtured new partnerships, grew our team of Indigenous staff, and raised more than $1 million to amplify and sustain the Circle of Abundance.

We welcome all to join us in celebration and learning with panelists Carol Anne HiltonVictoria LaBilloisRose Paul, and Mallory YawnghweElder Jane Meader, and moderator Krista Hanscomb.

Listen to stories of Indigenous leadership in business and innovation, and learn about year one of the Circle of Abundance and where we go from here.

Register for Indigenous Women Leaders and the Economics of Abundance


Carol Anne Hilton, MBA
CEO and Founder, Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics.

Victoria LaBillois, MBA
Owner, Wejipeg Excavation Inc.
Wejuseg Construction Inc.

Rose Paul, MBA
CEO, Bayside Development Corporation Director, Lands and Economic Development

Mallory Yawnghwe, BCom
President and CEO, Indigenous Box Inc.

Moderated by: Krista Hanscomb, M.Ed
Program Teaching Staff Circle of Abundance

With a Welcome by: Elder Jane Meader, M.Ed

National Communications Assistant (Summer Student)

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) is inviting applications for a National Communications Assistant to join our Engagement Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the digital media work and communications strategy for CCEDNet in collaboration with the Engagement Team. This position reports to the National Communications Coordinator.

Note that this is a placement through the federal Canada Summer Jobs program. Candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 30 to be eligible for this position. 

29 Jun 2021

Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, Civil Society Sectors

Creating Inclusive Economies | September 28-29, 2021Rural development is a diverse, complex, and evolving process. Before and during this pandemic, communities have been and continue to be engaged in innovative policy development with the goal of enhancing the economic and social well-being of rural citizens. However, issues related to sustainability and the environment, rural-urban interdependencies, access to information, and the instability of both global and local markets are changing the way we think about rural development. As a result, the public, private, and civil society sectors are developing individually and collectively new and innovative ways to collaborate and enhance economic activity in rural communities.

The CIE Conference will explore these themes through panels and presentations led by a variety of stakeholders including community or non-governmental organizations; the private sector; academics; local, regional, provincial, territorial, and/or federal governments; Indigenous governments and/or organizations; and other policymakers.

Register for Creating Inclusive Economies

In the interest of the health and well-being of participants, organizers and the host community during the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private and Civil Society Sectors will take place virtually on September 28 to 29, 2021.

An in-person event is scheduled to take place in May 2022. Stay tuned for more details about Fall 2021 event presentations, speakers, member-only perks, May 2022 updates, and more!

Follow us on Twitter (@CEDEC_QC and @CRRF_FCRR) for up-to-the-minute conference news or keep your eye on the #InclusiveEconomies2021 hashtag.

Conference Co-hosts: Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)


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